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Congress needs to curb presidential power. Here’s how it can start to.

December 18, 2020  ·  William Gray
George Will writes in the Washington Post about the powers and responsibilities vested in the House and Senate as well as recommendations for strengthening the bodies from the Select… Read More

Congress must modernize itself

December 16, 2020  ·  William Gray
Issue One Executive Director Meredith McGehee wrote an opinion piece in The Hill about Congress modernizing itself. From the column: Congress remains closely divided after neither party won… Read More

What will the new Congress bring?

December 10, 2020  ·  Don Wolfensberger
From the latest opinion piece in The Hill: Another thing the House can do is reconstitute the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress to continue its work… Read More

New Podcast from AEI & Kevin Kosar: Understanding Congress

December 9, 2020  ·  William Gray
Congress is the least liked and perhaps least understood part of government. But it’s vital to our constitutional government. Congress is the only branch equipped to work through our diverse… Read More

Our Overwhelmed Congress

December 7, 2020  ·  Kevin Kosar
Something remarkable happened this spring—Congress’s public approval rose to 31 percent. If that sounds like little to celebrate, bear in mind that the percentage of Americans… Read More

New Report: How to Reclaim Congressional Foreign Policy Leadership in 2021

December 1, 2020  ·  Ryan Dukeman
For much of the 19th century, Congress was “the center and source” for foreign policy, setting the agenda and taking the lead on many of the nation’s most important issues… Read More

Congress must reclaim its Article I powers in order to earn back public trust

December 1, 2020  ·  William Gray
Congressman Derek Kilmer (D-Wash.), chairman of the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress and former Congressman Tim Roemer (D-Ind.) penned an op-ed in The Hill about why Congress… Read More

Interview: Michael Stern, Point of Order, former Senior Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives

November 25, 2020  ·  William Gray
In the last podcast episode of Season 1 of Why Public Service?, Kevin Kosar chats with Michael Stern, former Senior Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives and creator of… Read More

Divided government sometimes overperforms expectations.

November 19, 2020  ·  William Gray
In a new New York Times opinion piece, James Curry and Frances Lee make the case that a Senate majority may not be necessary for progressive to get “ambitious things… Read More

More than 30 groups call on the House to re-establish the modernization committee

November 17, 2020  ·  William Gray
In a letter to leaders on Capitol Hill, a coalition of 38 organizations and 16 experts on Congress, including former members of Congress, called on the U.S. House to… Read More